During the late 1950s, Dave Middleton was one of the best wide receivers in football. He was the 12th pick in the 1955 draft out of Auburn and immediately had the third-most catches in the NFL as a rookie. Middleton was also part of the Lions team that won the NFL championship in 1957.
Back then, there wasn’t as much offseason conditioning, so Middleton kept himself busy by attending medical school when he wasn’t busy playing football. After six seasons in the NFL, he called it quits in the NFL and started an obstetrics and gynecology practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan.